Finding his team trailing by two points after being in control for most of the game, Paul Desiderio’s voice resonated during University of the Philippines’ huddle with five seconds remaining.“Atin na ‘to, pasok to (This game is ours, I’m making the shot),” the swingman told his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend In the second game, defending champion La Salle rode the hot hands of Aljun Melecio as it turned back Far Eastern U,95-90, in their first meeting since their infamous brawl in Davao three weeks ago.Melecio waxed hot with 29 points, while Andrei Caracut and Kib Montalbo contributed 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the Archers who also got solid games from big men Abu Tratter and Prince Rivero in the absence of reigning MVP Ben Mbala.Mbala is away on international duty for Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket.The Archers came out aggressive, leading by as many as 23 points early on.While it was too close for comfort, the win was just the kind of game that Perasol liked since it achieved one of his targets when he took over the team last season.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Desiderio made good on his promise, hitting a fallaway triple off a well-designed inbound play as the Fighting Maroons eked out a 74-73 victory over a gritty University of Santo Tomas squad in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.“During our last timeout, he called it,” said Perasol of his prized guard, who made just one of his 10 triples before the game winner. “He told me ‘coach, we will win, I’m making the shot’ because our instruction was if you’re open at the three-point area, take it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDesiderio’s shot with 1.4 ticks left capped a wild finish where both teams bungled possessions.“I was taking so many shots,” said the Cebuano guard, who made just six of his 20 shots. “Why would I shy away from taking the last shot?” “The UP community may not care what happened during the game, but it generated excitement,” said Perasol.The Maroons led by as many as 11 points in the second half only for the Tigers to come roaring back in the fourth period to dispel notions that they aren’t good enough to contend this season.“A lot of people are not giving UST a chance but it can give teams a fight,” Perasol said.UP 74 – UST 73UP 74—Desiderio 17, Vito 9, Webb 7, Gomez de Liano Ju 7, Manzo 6, Gomez de Liano Ja 6, Ouattara 4, Lim 4, Prado 4, Dario 4, Lao 4, Romero 2, Harris 0.UST 73—Lee 20, Akomo 15, Sta. Ana 11, Soriano 8, Huang 6, Garcia 5, Faundo 4, Arana 2, De Guzman 2, Basibas 0, Caunan 0, Kwawukumey 0, Macasaet 0, Romero 0.Quarters: 18-19, 42-33, 57-57, 74-73LA SALLE 95 – FEU 90DLSU 95—Melecio 29, Caracut 16, Montalbo 12, Tratter 11, Santillan 9, Ricci Rivero 7, Baltazar 4, Go 3, Prince Rivero 2, Paraiso 2, Capacio 0.FEU 90—Dennison 21, Comboy 13, Orizu 12, Tuffin 10, Cani 7, Tolentino 7, Parker 7, Iñigo 5, Escoto 5, Trinidad 3, Nunag 0, Ebona 0, Bienes 0.Quarters: 29-11, 47-32, 73-54, 95-90Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Menor’s record win Winning start Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc is working to construct a new substation at Sophia, Greater Georgetown and upgrade the one at Vreed-en-Hoop as part of efforts to reduce power loss and outages. The new substation and upgrades will be funded through a more than $4.1 billion (US$20 million) loan agreement signed with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) last month, to support GPL’s Power Utility Upgrade Programme (PUUP).Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that this venture, together with new wiring and infrastructure under the PUUP, is aimed at addressing the frequent blackouts.“This loan will not only be looking at the transmission and distribution, but it will be looking at constructing a new substation at Kingston and upgrading one in Vreed-en-Hoop. You know because of how the system is configured: any simple flaw trips the entire system. So, with the new substation, we will have different feeds coming in; therefore, one line going down will not bring the entire system down. We will be putting a breaker in front of the generators in both areas,” Minister Patterson explained.The PUUP is a component of GPL’s development and expansion plans for 2014 to 2021. The plan incorporates necessary reforms and upgrades to reduce losses and improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply, while helping to transform Guyana’s infrastructural landscape, boost the manufacturing sector and improve the quality of life for citizens. Under the PUUP, there will be approximately 900 kilometres of wiring countrywide and the installation of 25,000 smart meters. The upgrade will improve efficiency, lower losses, and lower costs to the consumers. Minister Patterson reaffirmed that the frequent power outages experienced during the year will soon be a thing of the past.“We lose about 30 per cent of the electricity we generate to either technical losses; losses due to poor infrastructure and wiring and commercial losses which are theft. It is anticipated that when the PUUP is finished that the technical losses will reduce to five per cent. Therefore, naturally, we’ll have more power available to the grid because we’re recouping five per cent of our generating power.”The PUUP project will also include rehabilitation of 153km of medium and low-voltage distribution network, the upgrade of the associated metering infrastructure, and consultancy services for the supervision of the works and project management support among others.
– mining, construction companies among those struck off registerAs of June 4, 2019, almost 500 companies, ranging from contractors to educational institutions, were removed from the companies’ register by the Deeds and Commercial Registry (DCR).The Deeds and Commercial Registries officeAccording to a notice from the DCR, these companies were removed on the grounds that they were non-compliant with the regulations. Specifically, they were not in compliance with Sections 153 and 481 (1) of the Companies Act of 1991.Section 481 (1) of the Act states, “If a certificate that contains an error is issued to a company by the Registrar, the directors or shareholders of the company must, upon the request of the Registrar, pass the resolutions and send to the Registrar the documents required to comply with this Act, and take such other steps as the Registrar may reasonably require and the Registrar may demand the surrender of the certificate and issue a corrected certificate.”Section 153 of the Act also states that “Subject to this section, every company shall, at least once every year, make a return (a) in the prescribed form; (b) made up to the date of the Annual General Meeting of the company; (c) containing the particulars referred to in the fifth schedule and where a recommendation with respect to a dividend is rejected, the statement required by section 50 (2).”Among the companies the DCR announced were struck off the register are construction firm Samaroo Investments incorporated, mining company Tesouro Resources Guyana, The Business School and SBT Guyana. The notice, dated June 4, 2019, was signed by acting Registrar of Companies, Geeta Baijnath.The DCR is an independent body, which was established in 2013, to promote the efficient and orderly operations of the Deeds Registry and the Commercial Registry. It also established a Governing Board, which ensures the proper and efficient performance of the functions of the authority.The Board is usually made up of a Chairman, the Registrar of Deeds and the Commercial Registry, a nominee from each of the following entities: the Finance Ministry, the Communities Ministry, the Guyana Bar Association, the Guyana Association of Legal Professionals, and the Private Sector.
That’s drawn a support statement, not only from the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada but also the 51 thousand member, Christian Labor Association of Canada.However, the latter opposes what it calls the undemocratic, adversarial and monopolistic practices of the labor movement and that stated, it should be noted again, that the building trades have filed a civil suit in BC Supreme Court to block the Hydro plan.We’re still waiting for word on a court date, but the Building Trades Office says, this latest government statement is now being studied and is soon expected to be the subject of a response.- Advertisement -Meantime, the surviving members of the crew who built the WAC Bennett Dam are calling for a Construction Partnership Agreement with Hydro, putting in place the system used in every major dam project since the 660 foot Bennett Dam was built in the nineteen sixties.They argue that’s the only way to ensure a fair Site C jobs hiring policy.“What we want is B.C. workers that are qualified to go to work first, then Canadian Workers, we have people in the United States that are train just as well or the same as we are. We’d like to go to the United States before we go off shore. But if we have to go off shore, we are more than willing to work with the contractors to facilitate that.” That’s Wayne Peppard of the Allied Hydro Council, who also told us last month Hydro risks turning away from, what clearly works, and thus losing assured access to the best of BC’S trade workers since Site C and LNG plant construction could occur simultaneously.Advertisement
He is the most talked about politician in recent days.TD KeaveneyLabour party rebel Colm Keaveney voted against the Government’s Social Welfare Bill in the recent Budget.But the Galway TD has strong connections with Donegal long before he was in the corridors of power. Keaveney was President of the Student’s Union at LYIT in Letterkenny in the early 90s.Even back then Keaveney was seen as a ‘mover and shaker’ as he brokered better deals for students on accommodation in the town.LABOUR REBEL CUT HIS TEETH AT LYIT! was last modified: December 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colm KeaveneyletterkennyLYITTD
A CO Donegal man got his own back on internet crooks – by beating them at their own game.Convoy dad Paul Henderson was so fed up with phone calls from people claiming he needed to upgrade his computer, he decided to string them along.In one con – the latest on an elderly woman in Inishowen this morning – the crooks tell their victims they need to upgrade their computer. They then ask victims to go online, eventually hoping to get debit or credit card details and ripping them off.The callers pretend to be from a major computer company, either a manufacturer or a software company like Microsoft.But Paul Henderson got his own back….by stringing one crook along.“I’ve had three calls from these people,” he told Donegal Daily. “Now I just keep them on the phone even if I’m not in front of the computer.“I pretend that I’m doing as they ask… It really peeves them off if you waste a half hour of their time.“I come off the phone very happy and also maybe it stopped them picking on someone that didn’t know it was a scam.”Paul, who works on internet security, says people can keep up to speed with potential crooks.But there is little anyone can do if they’re caught out on the phone. “Never give your details to anyone over the phone,” he said.“You can wind them up though. There’s a certain satisfaction in doing that.”HOW DONEGAL MAN BEAT THE INTERNET SCAMMERS – AT THEIR OWN GAME was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:computerconvoydonegalscam
Without a physical brain or nervous system, plants know how to get about in place.Shade sensor (PhysOrg): How do you find light without eyes? And without skin, how do you sense that someone’s shadow is getting in your light’s way? Plants solve these and other problems. “Despite seeming passive, plants wage wars with each other to outgrow and absorb sunlight. If a plant is shaded by another, it becomes cut off from essential sunlight it needs to survive,” this article says.To escape this deadly shade, plants have light sensors that can set off an internal alarm when threatened by the shade of other plants. Their sensors can detect depletion of red and blue light (wavelengths absorbed by vegetation) to distinguish between an aggressive nearby plant from a passing cloud.Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered a way by which plants assess the quality of shade to outgrow menacing neighbors, a finding that could be used to improve the productivity of crops. The new work, published Dec. 24, 2015 in Cell, shows how the depletion of blue light detected by molecular sensors in plants triggers accelerated growth to overcome a competing plant.Their secret lies in light-sensitive organelles called cryptochromes. When activated, they turn on epigenetic controls to switch on genes for growth. “We found that cryptochromes contact these transcription factors on DNA, activating genes completely different than what other photoreceptors activate,” the Salk scientists said. It’s a short pathway so that the plant can respond quickly, but not too quickly.Latex survival: The milky-white sap in dandelions is there for a reason. It repels bug larvae in the soil that might munch on the roots. “Dandelions are survival experts,” Science Daily says, pointing out two other amazing feats for the tender-looking little herb. It’s cosmopolitan and has muscle!Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale agg.) are well-known plants of European and Asian origin that have spread around most of the temperate world. Children love their yellow flowers and even more the fluffy seed heads with their parachute-like seeds that can travel long distances by wind. Young plants grow with such force that they can penetrate even asphalt. Therefore dandelions have become a symbol for survival in modern cities.Geological instrumentation: You’re a seedling in the soil. You have sensors telling you to move upward, but how do you know how far it is to get into the air? This could be crucial to survival. You have to conserve resources before sunlight can help your developing shoots to grow leaves. Seedlings have special equipment to measure the depth and mechanical pressure of the soil above them, report scientists in Current Biology. The instrumentation involves a protein, COP1, that responds to light to adjust the transcription factors for ethylene production, a chemical that mediates seedling emergence. Did you have any idea a little bean seedling you grew in science class has the equivalent of a PhD in mechanical engineering and organic chemistry? Here’s a taste of what happens as the little seedling grows through that heavy soil toward the light:We show that COP1 directly targets the F box proteins EBF1 and EBF2 for ubiquitination and degradation, thus stabilizing EIN3. As seedlings grow toward the surface, the depth of soil overlay decreases, resulting in a gradual increase of light fluences. COP1 channels the light signals, while ethylene transduces the information on soil mechanical conditions, which cooperatively control EIN3 protein levels to promote seedling emergence from the soil. The COP1-EBF1/2-EIN3 module reveals a mechanism by which plants sense the depth to surface and uncovers a novel regulatory paradigm of an ubiquitin E3 ligase cascade.Plants are so beautiful and smart, don’t you just want to hug them sometimes? Just don’t reach for the ragweed or poison oak. They’ll perceive you as a threat and call their defense agency. If a dandelion can punch through asphalt, imagine what it could do to you if it operated at high speed. (Visited 131 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
A África do Sul tem infraestruturas excelentes – incluindo uma rede de transportes moderna, energia relativamente barata e disponivel em todo o lado e telecomunicaçoes sofisticadas.E estao a ser significativamente melhoradas e expandidas para preparar a Copa do Mundo FIFA 2010.O governo irmanou projectos massivos de infraestruturas como essenciais para relançar a taxa de crescimento economico e criar emprega e esta a gastar bilioes de rands para cativar investimento.Fornecimento de energiaApesar de o custo da electricidade na África do Sul estar entre os mais baixos do mundo, o forte crescimento economico do pais, a rapida industrializaçao e o programa massivo de electrificaçao levou a que, no inicio de 2008, houvesse uma maior procura de energia. Como consequencia, a empresa estatal Eskom encetou um programa enorme de actualizaçao e expansao da rede electrica do pais. Saiba maisTelecomunicaçoesNao deve surpreender ninguem saber que o pais que inventou a discagem por tom e que dispoe das melhores telecomunicaçoes do mundo. As telecomunicaçoes sao um dos sectores que mais tem crescido na economia sul africana, reflectindo um crescimento rapido do telemovel no pais. Saiba maisRede de transportesA África do Sul tem infra-estruturas de transportes modernas e evoluidas. As estradas sao de nivel mundial. As redes aereas e de caminho de ferro sao as maiores do continente. E os portos de mar do pais fornecem uma escala natural de navios de e para a Europa, as Americas, Ásia, Australasia e ambas as costas africanas. Saiba maisReporter infoSA
Haryana Police on Saturday arrested two persons, including a woman, in connection with the broad daylight murder of Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary in Faridabad. Haryana’s Additional Director General of Police Navdeep Singh Virk, on Twitter, said that Police have arrested Roshni and Naresh from Gurugram, for their alleged involvement in the criminal conspiracy to murder Vikas Chaudhray.Roshni is the wife of gangster Kaushal while Naresh is their servant. “Roshni and Naresh made available weapons to the accused, Vikas alias Bhalla and Sachin who were involved in the firing along with one-two other persons,” he said. Mr. Virk in his statement on Twitter added that Naresh, through the CCTV footage, has identified Vikas and confirmed that he was the same person to whom he had made available the weapons.The vehicle used in the murder has also been recovered. Initial investigation revealed that the motive behind the murder was a financial dispute between Kaushal and Chaudhary. Meanwhile, Haryana Director of Police Manoj Yadava, has constituted a Special Investigation Team to arrest the remaining accused in this case. Chaudhary, a party spokesperson, was hit by multiple bullets when outside a gym in Sector 9 area of Faridabad on Thursday.
UST Lady Tigers stalwart Grace Irebu. UAAP PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas broke its 13-year finals curse, holding off Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, 76-65, in the stepladder semifinals of the UAAP Season 82 women’s basketball tournament Saturday.The Growling Tigresses made it to their finals appearance since 2006 when they won the title with coach Peque Tan. They will face unbeaten National U for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT UST held what seemed to be an insurmountable lead of 22 points, 43-21, heading into the half but the Lady Tamaraws made a late run in the fourth cutting the Growling Tigresses’ margin to five, 70-65, with 2:20 left.Defense, however, worked late for the Growling Tigresses with Eka Soriano intercepting Choy Bahuyan’s pass to Fatima Quiapo in the final minute of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceSoriano and Season MVP Grace Irebu then iced the game from the line.“We waited for three years for this to happen,” said UST head coach Haydee Ong. “The program has no shortcut. You have to work for it and finally, we’re in the finals.” “This is a tribute to the Thomasian community and to everyone who supported us along the way.”Irebu led all scorers with 28 points while grabbing 14 rebounds to lead UST.Lon Rivera, who had just three points in the first game, added 13 points while Eka Soriano added 11 points.Val Mamaril had 23 points and four rebounds to lead the Lady Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Ateneo clobbers UST in Game 1 to close in on UAAP championship Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES